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The Standing Rock protests are a taste of things to come

The way opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline have been treated by police is likely to be replicated on a massive scale under Donald Trump. The Guardian Kate Aronoff Horrific scenes have been coming out of North Dakota these last several days, where the battle is ongoing to stop the Dakota Access pipeline. On Sunday night, police turned tear gas and rubber bullets on The Standing Rock protests are a… Read More »

Turkey and the EU: The end of the affair?

The European Parliament will vote this week on whether to suspend Turkey’s talks on joining the EU, and the Turkish government is giving a good impression of looking the other way. By Selin Girit, BBC News, Istanbul “Turkey should feel relaxed about the EU and not be fixated about joining it,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at the… Turkey and the… Read More »

Farage ‘flattered’ by Trump suggestion he become ambassador

Nigel Farage, the interim leader of the U.K. Independence Party (UKIP) and the person playing a key role in Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, said he is “flattered” by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s suggestion that he become Britain’s ambassador to the United States. LONDON – The Associated Press Farage said Nov. 22 he would do anything possible to help relations between the… Farage ‘flattered’ by… Read More »

‘We are living like a dog’: Explosion in Malaysians seeking asylum in Australia

Australia is experiencing a rapid rise in refugee claims from Malaysian nationals as the country’s ongoing political corruption scandal drags on against a backdrop of ethnic and religious tensions. SBS Robert Burton – Bradley The number of Malaysians seeking asylum in Australia has increased dramatically in the last year due to increasing political instability, ethnic tensions and rising Islamic fundamentalism. They now make up 43 percent of all claims for asylum. ‘We are living like a dog’: Explosion in Malaysians… Read More »

Mohamed Morsi: Egyptian court overturns Islamist ex-president’s life sentence

An Egyptian court has struck down a life sentence and ordered the retrial of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi on charges of conspiring with foreign militant groups, including the Palestinian Hamas which runs the Gaza Strip. ABC The decision by the Court of Cassation in Cairo comes nearly 17 months after the initial sentence against Morsi, who hails from the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood. This is the second time Morsi has… Mohamed Morsi: Egyptian court overturns… Read More »

Labor responds quickly to union leader’s domestic violence claims

The union movement can’t demand “zero tolerance” for domestic violence and not take action against leaders involved in it. Crikey Bernard Keane The labour movement and Labor’s federal parliamentary leadership have responded quickly to yesterday’s revelations of police accounts of domestic violence by the head of the New South Wales Postal & Telecommunications division of the Communications, Electrical and Plumbing Union of Australia, Jim Metcher. Metcher has been kicked out of the Labor Party at the instigation of … Labor responds ... Read More »